Homemade Cheesy Garlic Croutons

Homemade Cheesy Garlic Croutons a bit of garlicky goodness.

homemade cheesy garlic croutons

I’ve been a soup purest for years meaning I never added crackers or any garnish to my soup. Never. Ever. That was akin to committing a crime in my book. And croutons? No!!! They were meant for salads only.

One should never say never. I received a copy of Kelsey Nixon’s cookbook, Kitchen Essentials and she has a recipe for cheese croutons. They looked delicious and easy to do. I decided to give them a try and you know what? They were delicious. In soup or out. Ahem…

To Make:

1. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil.

2. Cut your bread into 1-inch cubes or a bit smaller if you would like.

3. Place them in a bowl. To that I added melted butter which I had mixed with garlic powder (I used salted butter and omitted the salt from the recipe).

4. Sprinkle the bread cubes with pepper and then place on a single layer onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. I like them to be pretty crispy so I went with 15 minutes.

5. Take the croutons out of the oven and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. Place back in the oven and bake for 5 to 7 minutes more. You want the cheese to be melted and the croutons crispy.

You will never buy packaged croutons again.

Enjoy!

~J

Homemade Cheesy Garlic Croutons
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 French baguette. Day-old is best. Cut into 1-inch cubes or smaller.
  • 4 tbsp. salted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. garlic butter. Can use more if you like lots of garlic
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cut your bread into 1-inch cubes.
  3. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil.
  4. Melt your butter in a small bowl and add your garlic powder. Mix well.
  5. Place them in a bowl. To that I added melted butter and garlic mix.
  6. Sprinkle the bread cubes with pepper. Toss the bread crumbs well.
  7. Place onto the cookie sheet in a single layer.
  8. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Take the croutons out of the oven and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. Place back in the oven and bake for 5 to 7 minutes more. You want the cheese to be melted and the croutons crispy.

 

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Comments:

  1. homemade croutons always taste better than store-bought. Much more flavor.

  2. Yummmm, I love making my own croutons – whyyyy have I never thought to add garlic butter?! These look amazing!

  3. These look SO good! Pinned for later (i’m currently on a juice detox so these are just SO tempting!)

    xx Kait

  4. I love making my own croutons and these sound wonderful. Pinning these

  5. homemade crouton are the best, but i’ve never thought to add cheese, GREAT idea